Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time, Now With Really Bushy Eyebrows

By Spencer . October 13, 2009 . 11:43am

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The Ratchet we know is on the left. The picture on the right is Ratchet as he appears in the Japanese version of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.

 

Sony altered Ratchet’s design in Japan by giving him ridiculously huge eyebrows. Originally, this quirk was restricted to cover art, but starting with Ratchet & Clank Future the in-game graphics were altered too.

 

Here’s the Japanese trailer for Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

 

and the US Trailer, with regular eyebrows.

 

Ratchet & Clank Future 2 is also priced to sell in Japan with a suggested retail price of 5,980 yen ($66). That doesn’t sound like a discount to us, but in comparison to other PS3 games Ratchet & Clank Future 2 is a bargain. Final Fantasy XIII retails for 9,240 yen ($103), 3D Dot Heroes is 7,140 yen ($80), and Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare 2 costs for 7,940 yen ($88).

 

Seems like Sony Computer Entertainment Japan is aggressively pricing all of their Western developed PlayStation 3 games since Uncharted 2 and Infamous, which is still unreleased there, are also 5,980 yen ($66).



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  • dv8shun

    A unibrow would have been great as well.

  • MisterNiwa

    This is crazy, dawg.

  • http://www.younganimal.com/berserk Mr_Qoo

    The shadows on his face converged into sentient beings, shadow-creatures, and moved to rest on his eyebrows. Think Ico.

  • thaKingRocka

    but … why?

    • Pichi

      I thought they did it in the beginning to make them more funnier or something. The box art suggest that to me, but not sure.

  • http://twitter.com/bparmenter Billy Parmenter

    Actually, no the in-game graphics have been altered to give Ratchet fuzzy eyebrows since the first Ratchet & Clank game, not just the cover art.

  • David Macphail

    It’s not just the western games being overpriced if they’re doing it for Final Fantasy as well. Now that i think about it – Infamous was retailing for a slightly higher price in the UK too. Typically a new PS3 game costs £40 but Infamous was retailing for £44 – not that i minded paying the extra 4 quid, the game was well worth it.

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